Apologies for the delay folks. It was a rough trip up to Southfield Rock Township.
Red Wings forwards Pavel Datsyuk (above) and Kris Draper have officially been ruled out for tonight's game. Datsyuk is dealing with a foot injury while Draper is hampered by a bad groin. They will be replaced by Justin Abdelkader and Ville Leino.
EN Says: This is great news for the Penguins. Datsyuk's an MVP candidate and Draper's a steady veteran who hurt them a bunch in the faceoff circle last year. The Red Wings' replacements are more than capable, but no will ever really replace Datsyuk.
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